Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Two winners, another chance to win, and a conversation with a fave

Sorry we've been quiet friends. Between new jobs, Kat preparing to head to NYC with our list of "must finds", and.....well.....life in general, we fell a bit behind. So tonight we announce our last two rafflecopter winners. The winner of our "3 weeks" contest is our first international winner! That's right, Jenni B is getting 7(!) big reads sent to her in Canada. Our second winner is Natalie W. Her 5 pack will be shipped out shortly as well.

As you can see, there are two open contests going right now. Get those entries in and you could be our next BIG winner!!! We want to thank you all for checking in and keeping up with us while we rework some things.

That being said, go check out Maria V. Snyder's conversation with her editor:   http://officialmariavsnyder.blogspot.com/2013/05/chatting-with-my-editor-part-1.html. It's a great read for her fans as well as great info for inspiring authors out there.

Keep checking in, keep entering to win our books before Kat fills up the shelves again, and keep reading!

Have a great week.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

New Jane True is on its way!!

One of our favorite unknowing heroines is coming back at the end of the month. That's right, May 28, 2013 is Jane True day around here. Book six : Tempest Reborn hits the shelves and you can bet we'll be lining up to get a copy. Never heard of Jane or Nicole?!?! Gah! Well, head on over to http://www.nicolepeeler.com/, learn a little bit about the good doctor (no, really, she's Dr. Peeler), and introduce yourself to Jane. We're not on the list of upcoming appearances, but I promise it's on the "To Do" list.

Looking for something a little steamier this Mother's day? Check out Denise Townsend (there's a connection there, I promise) or local author Megan Hart. Make sure to follow Megan on Facebook as well. Do it for her dancing videos if nothing else. Other than one of us scoring an ARC of Megan's latest, we are hoping to announce some pretty BIG news very soon.

To the mother's amongst us and to all of you out there: Thank you for being awesome moms and instilling a love of reading in all of us.

Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaways. Kat's got lists of booths and authors to find at BEA so we need the room!

Have a great week and read on!

Monday, May 6, 2013


So there is two more weeks until Kat leaves for Book Expo, so more books must go!

Also, one of us here at the Ceilidh got our hands on an ARC of Megan Hart's new book...oh there will be a review, good friends. This ARC won't be given away...we all love Megan way too much to do that!

We hope you are all enjoying this spring weather, we are! Take a deep breath, inhale the energy and peace the Earth has to offer- and exhale all your doubts and anxieties-

Live life!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

3 More Weeks Before BEA! More Books to giveaway!..7

Some really cool Authors to check out...
Seven of them...
It's easy...
And it makes it more exciting for us when MORE PEOPLE enter...

So what's stopping you?

1. Zoo by James Patterson
2. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
3. Entice by Jessica Shirvington
4. The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver
5. Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
6. Art of Procrastination by John Perry
7. Kiss and Make Up by Katie Anderson


TRUDY! Congratulations again! We just mailed your last package- you know the drill! ^.^

Friday, April 26, 2013

An Anouncement

Dear Family,

We are excited that so many of you have found us. We hope you will continue to spread the word of our mere existence. It is in that very vein that this particular blog post comes along.

We're making some changes! They will all be SUPER amazing and allow us to serve you better. For the next few months, you'll notice that the shop and its webpage will be down. Don't fret, we'll be back soon. And we'll be introducing some of you to the FABULOUS Megan Hart. Those who already know her and can't wait to get your hands on her next books will have some surprises too.

So until July 23, 2013 we hope you'll continue following your favorite indie bookstore via Facebook and Twitter. Come July 23rd, be ready to have your book finding mind explode. (Okay, maybe that's overkill. And a bit of pressure for our webmistresses. Hey that's how the big guys do it, right?) At the very least, there will be more titles and authors available to order and a whole new set of books able to be purchased & personalized without leaving the comfort of your couch.

Our friend Kat from 2chicksreading is, unfortunately, the only one who will be able to attend BEA this year. She's going to wear her Ceilidh t-shirt at least once and would love to make some new friends. So if you too are going, and you see her, say "Hi!" and ask if she needs a copy of anything for us here at the Ceilidh.

Our current rafflecopter giveaways are still going on. Once they're over, there may be pre-opening/re-opening giveaways. One just never knows! 

Thanks for your continued support!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Another Winner, Another Giveaway

Trudy won! Woohoo! Daughter of Smoke and Bones rocks and you'll love it, among the others!

As for the rest of you, while she reads her loot, y'all have the opportunity for another chance to win!

Week 5 is still running and week 4 just started today!

Is there really only one month before BookExpo? That's just crazy talk! Glad we're clearing away the ARCs to make room for new ones!

Help us out! Enter some giveaways, okay?

Have yet another wonderful week! We demand it.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Even more books- you know the drill.

We are so excited!
Book Expo is only 5 weeks away!

We have some things to do yet- like get business cards made up, T-shirts made (so you can recognize us if you are going too), and we were thinking of even making up some swag to give away. This is going to be a busy next couple of weeks- not even just in preparation for BEA. We are working on some- dare we say- exciting- projects in our future. Exciting, but lots of hard work. We will tell you more when the time is right. ^.^

In the meantime- enter these contests to the right so we can make room for more newer arcs!

Happy Springtime everyone!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Book Expo America: 6 weeks to go!

So okay- we're really excited to be giving away this next pack- if you haven't read Daughter of Smoke & Bones- enter to win this giveaway- because you NEED to read this book. The other books are pretty awesome too- but we definitely want you to read that one.

Also, good news, you still have time to enter win week 7 too!


Sunday, March 31, 2013

Congratulations for the Week 9 Winner!

The lucky winner of the Autographed Witches of the East End, and other fabulous prizes-
Amanda S!

Two contests are still going-

Week 8:
1. The Cherry Cola Book Club by Ashton Lee
2. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
3. The Farm by Emily McKay
4. Prodigy by Marie Lu

And our new contest, Week 7:
1. Breath of Angel by Karyn Henley (Autographed)
2. Predicteds by Christine Seifert
3. Calling Mr. King by Ronald De Feo
4. Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam
5. Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Congratulations, Betty!

Betty L. won our last giveaway! Congratulations on winning! We know you'll love your new books!

Now there is a new giveaway:
1. The Cherry Cola Book Club by Ashton Lee
2. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
3. The Farm by Emily McKay
4. Prodigy by Marie Lu

Don't forget, we're already in the middle of another giveaway:
1. Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz (Autographed)
2. Just My Type By Simon Garfield
3. Revisionists by Thomas Mullen
4. Half-Blood by Jennifer Armintrout

You can enter both with the widgets to the right!

Woo! Eight weeks to go before BEA! Help us clear some space by WINNING FREE BOOKS!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

And the winner is...

           Maryanne Marke! Congratulations!

           Thank you to all who participated!

Now the next contest has begun. There is still time to win
The 10 Weeks until BEA pack:
1.Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin   2. Eli the Good by Silas House   3. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly   4.Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales

And there is a new chance to win
The 9 Weeks until BEA pack:
1. Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz (Autographed)
2. Just My Type By Simon Garfield
3. Revisionists by Thomas Mullen
4. Half-Blood by Jennifer Armintrout

Our rafflecopter widgets are on the right! It's quick and easy to enter!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

2013 BEA Countdown Giveaways!

Book Expo America is only a few weeks away! We need to clear some space to make room for all the new ARCs we will bringing home with us. With that being said, we have many already released ARCs to give away. So what that means for you, is that every week, you will have a chance to win a collection of books. Sometimes the books are grouped together by genre, sometimes by release date, sometimes it will be a random assortment. The point is, you can win free books!

How it works:
Each week there will be a new prize package released on Sunday. Each contest will last two weeks. You simply need to enter using the rafflecopter widgets to your right. Answer a question, like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, tweet about our contest, each option earning you extra entries.

Take this opportunity to either read something different, read something you've been meaning to get around to...or get free copies of books you are really excited about! There will even be a few signed books along the way...

Check out our calendar widget at the bottom to see what our next giveaway is!